E d u c a t i o n
2013-2016 Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)
2010-2013 Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH, United States)
Biology (Ecology) and Fine Art
2004-2010 Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
A w a r d s
2015 Principal’s Fund, University of Edinburgh – grant given for creating an educational exchange program teaching poetry and art in Britain and Japan.
2014 Barnson Bequest Award, University of Edinburgh – grant given for cultural expedition to Japan.
2014 Production Placement, Imaginate-Creative Scotland – grant given for stage-design placement in Jabuti Theatre, for Creative Scotland-funded production, My City.
2013 Presidential Scholarship for continued scientific research, Dartmouth College
2012 Third Honor Group for Academic Standing, Dartmouth College
2012 Stefansson Research Fellowship, Dartmouth College –grant given for research expedition to lake Baikal, Siberia.
2011 HHMI Research Scholarship for research in Environmental Geology, Dartmouth College
2010 The 2010 Carol Ruth Lerner Award recognizing creativity in Liberal Arts
2010 School Science Fair winner – 2007 (The Effect of Ground-Level Ozone on Fresh Water Ecosystems), 2008 (The Effect of Ground-Level Ozone on the Growth, Development, and Photosynthetic Ability of Brassica Rapa).
2010 The Bertha Cohen Ross Award for Excellence in Drawing and Painting
2010 The Hazel Goodale Award for excellence in English
2010 The Random House, Inc. Creative Writing Competition Award for Poetry
(3rd place in Borough)
2008 Finalist, New York City Science and Engineering Fair
Award for an outstanding project in the environmental sciences category
Winner, Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
Winner, AWG Student Award for Geoscience Excellence on Behalf of the Association of Women Geoscientists
2007 Winner, Brooklyn Friends of Clearwater Award
Finalist, New York City Science and Engineering Fair
E x h i b i t i o n s
Aug 2015 In Basho’s Footsteps Solo Exhibition as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Installation, video-art, performance, and paintings inspired by journey through Japan in Coburg House Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.
Read more about In Basho's Footsteps: IN BASHO's FOOTSTEPS
Read the Press about the adventure and exhibition: PRESS ABOUT IN BASHO's FOOTSTEPS
Read a Review of In Basho's Footsteps in the SCOTSMAN
Feb 2015 Leaf Storm and Video Haiku 1 installation, video art and performance in the “En Dehors” Festival in Paris 3, Sorbonne in Paris, France.
Jan-Feb 2015 Leaf Storm and Video Haiku 1 installation, video art and performance in Whitespace Gallery in Edinburgh, UK.
Exhibition-related led workshop: Art, Travel and Meditation.
Nov-Jan 2014 Bare Exhibition in the Staircase Gallery, Balloch, UK.
Nov-Dec 2013 7 Billion to One Exhibition in Bar Ten, in Glasgow, UK.
Nov-Dec 2012 The Art in Biology Exhibition in the Institute of Arctic Biology in University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
TO READ REVIEWS OF GLEIZER'S WORK: REVIEWS AND PRESS
P u b l i c a t i o n s
March 2013 “A Superior Adventure.” Woodsmoke Magazine.
(Article and photos published in the annual Outdoor adventure magazine, Woodsmoke, describing my story, research, and experiences on my circumnavigation of Siberia´s Lake Baikal.)
March 2012 “Conservation genetics of harvested river turtles, Podocnemis expansa and Podocnemis unifilis, in the Peruvian Amazon: All roads lead to Iquitos.” Co–author, with Dr. Oscar Pineda-Catalan, Martin Mendez; Miguel Pinedo; Alonso Aguirre; Carmen Rosa Garcia Davila; George Amato. Mitochondrial DNA.
(The result of my collaborative work with Oscar Pineda, my mentor at the American Museum of Natural History)
2006-2010 E Magazine.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of E Magazine, the first fashion, art, and photography magazine of Hunter College High School.
A r t s a n d E d u c a t i o n
Summer 2015 Co-Founder of The Bard and the Banana Tree, an international-exchange teaching program of Arts and Poetry between rural schools in the UK and Japan.
Spring 2015 Set and Costume Designer for La Malle des Indes production Archipel. Paris, France.
Spring 2014 Commission by Edinburgh Zoo – Design and painting of gateway to education center.
Winter 2014 Adopt an Artist Program with George Heriot’s School and the National Galleries of Scotland. I acted as visiting artist and assisted in an integrated learning program in George Heriot’s school, which used arts-based learning to teach Shakespeare within the broader structure of the ordinary literature curriculum. Using the children’s drawings, I created an installation that shed new light on a familiar classic. All the work was displayed in the National Gallery of Scotland. [
Winter 2014 Project Placement with Jabuti Theatre through Imaginate of Creative Scotland. I was employed by Jabuti Theatre and Vision Mechanics to assist with the set and costume design/construction of their piece “My City.” I was awarded a placement through Imaginate to sponsor my work
Fall 2013 Employment as Gallery Assistant at Inverleith House Gallery of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Winter 2013 Organized Multi-media The Art in Biology exhibition within the Institute of Arctic Biology in University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Winter 2013 Graphic Designer for La Malle des Indes production of the play Les Contes du Logicien. Paris, France.
Fall 2012 Employment as Layout Artist, graphic designer and photographer for Alaskan Landtrust Annual Newsletter.
2011-2012 Employment in the Francis C. Richmond Middle School. Mentor of “Drawing Club” and “Outdoors skills club” for children grades 1-6
Fall 2011 Set and Costume Designer, and Graphic Artist for There Will be Time a devised play by director Matthieu Tricaud. The play was a movement-based piece incorporating live music and dance performance integrated with a complex, moving set.
Fall 2011 Semester of study of English and Irish Literature in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
2011-2013 Member of Soul Scribes Slam Poetry Group of Dartmouth College
Fall 2010 Employment in the Production Staff of Dartmouth´s Theatre: set-construction and light crew
(Intern for credited set designer Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili)
2008-2009 Artist for Biosphere Science Publication in Hunter College High School
Fall 2009 Internship with accessory designer Bliss Lau, New York
2008-2009 Fashion and Accessory design courses taken at Parsons New School, New York City
2007-2010 Internship in PS3, a New York City Public School, afterschool program coaching 1st-5th graders in gymnastics.
T h e S c i e n c e s
2014 - 2015 Employment in the Ashworth Laboratories – the Natural History Collections of the University of Edinburgh, doing display design and construction for Platypus Exhibit, research and data-file management.
Summer 2013 Field hand and translator for the Wildlife Conservation Society Beringia Project in Eastern Chukotka, Russia. I was employed by the WCS in a joint American-Russian ornithology field camp, banding and monitoring wader bird species in Chaun Bay on the Chukotka Peninsula.
Fall 2012 Employment in USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Institute of Arctic Biology of University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with Professor Mark S. Wipfli and Jason McFarland ()
Attended Conference: 15th Alaska Bird Conference in Anchorage
2011-2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Intern at the Institute of Arctic Studies, Evironmental geology department of Dartmouth College.
Mentor: Ross Virginia, Director of Institute of Arctic Studies, professor of Environmental Science, ()
2011-2012 Green Educator in the Sustainable Living Center, Dartmouth College.
Summer 2011 Employment as a field assistant researcher in Mt. Moosilauke Experimental Forest for temperate forest dynamics and management research for Dartmouth College.
Mentor: Professor David R. Peart, Head of Dartmouth Department of Biological Science (David. )
Winter 2011 Employment in Professor Brad Taylor’s Aquatic Ecology and Entomology Lab: Project on the effect of Didymosphenia geminate on freshwater ecosystems in Colorado streams
2009-2010 Student Research Mentoring Program at American Museum of Natural History
Mentor: Oscar Pineda, ()
Summer 2008 Earthwatch: Ecological Studies of Moose and Wolves on Isle Royale Volunteer, Northern Michigan, Isle Royale National Park.
Volunteering with a scientific expedition studying the predator-prey relationships of an isolated population of moose and wolves on Isle Royal for Rolf Peterson ()
2008 Robert F. Kennedy internship program (Electric Spin Resonance Dating)
Mentor: Dr. Bonnie Blackwell, Williams College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
W i l d e r n e s s , A d v e n t u r e , a n d O u t d o o r L e a d e r s h i p
Summer 2014 Crowdfunded Adventure-Art Project “In Basho’s Footsteps” (Featured as 1st Arts Category Kickstarter of Scotland) culminates in a 3-month long, 2,000km hike around the mountainous coast of Japan’s main island Honshu in the footsteps of the 17th century haiku poet Matsuo Basho. In the process of this journey research (consisting of poetry, travel sketches and paintings) was accumulated for the creation of an Exhibition (Aug 2015) and an Artists book about the trip, coming out in Fall 2015.
Read more about In Basho's Footsteps: IN BASHO's FOOTSTEPS
Or read the Press about the adventure and exhibition: PRESS ABOUT IN BASHO's FOOTSTEPS
Summer 2012 I became the youngest woman to circumnavigate Lake Baikal by kayak. I paddled the perimeter of Siberia´s greatest lake (the largest lake in the world by volume) in 45 days, collecting hydrological, ecological, and ethnographic data to be published later in a scientific report to Dartmouth College, as well as an article in a popular outdoor magazine.
Read more about The Lake Baikal Circumnavigation
Read the Press about the adventure in THE DARTMOUTH
Or read Anya's Account in WOODSMOKE OUTDOOR MAGAZINE
Spring 2011 Conservation Chair of Ledyard Canoe Club. My responsibilities included promoting environmental practice in the Dartmouth College outdoors club, showing environmental movies, fundraising, and coordinating with local environmental organizations to do club-wide river clean-ups.
2010-2013 Member of Dartmouth Outing Club and Ledyard Canoe Club.
Summer 2010 IWLS (International Wilderness Leadership School): Leading Sea Kayak Expeditions, Glacier Bay, Alaska
Read more about the Glacier Bay Circumnavigation
Winter 2010 Outward Bound Wilderness Expeditions: Dog-sledding & Skiing Expedition Training, Northern Minnesota
2006-2010 Member of Varsity Cross-Country Track Team in Hunter College High School
C e r t i f i c a t i o n s
Fall 2013 Disclosure Scotland (Certified to work in Scottish Public Schools)
Winter 2011 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Winter 2011 Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Spring 2011 Swift Water Rescue Technician (SRT)
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